Ateneo nears elims sweep, ousts UE

first_imgThe Eagles led by as many as 36 points in the final period as they eliminated the Red Warriors from contention in the Final Four.With the outcome settled as early as the end of the third period, Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin had the luxury of playing rookies Geo Chiu and Jason Credo, who combined for eight points in the final period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The Eagles’ unforgiving defense held the Warriors to just 35 points in the first three periods.UE, which got off to a promising start in the second round with an 80-74 upset of Adamson, just shot 33 percent as it fell to a fourth straight defeat. Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘People evacuated on their own’ DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Alex Diakhite finished with 15 points and 15 rebounds, but Rey Suerte was the only other player in twin digits with 10 points. LATEST STORIES ‘Gago’ View comments LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw MOST READ Andy Murray reaches 1st final since hip surgery in Antwerp Photo from UAAPANTIPOLO – Ateneo moved within a couple of wins from an outright finals slot while eliminating University of the East with an emphatic 84-50 triumph last Sunday in UAAP Season 82 basketball tournament atYnares Center.Isaac Go fired a season-high 13 points, while Ange Kouame and Thirdy Ravena contributed 11 each for Ateneo, which had 14 of its 16 players entering the scoring column in their 12th straight win of the season.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

The Morbid One is Freddie: not the PPP, PPP/C, nor Jagdeo, the transformer

first_imgDear Editor,Let me acknowledge publicly that I read the “Freddie Kissoon Column” whenever it is at hand. So, too, do I read “Peeping Tom”, “Ian on Sunday”, “Future Notes”, “So it Go”, and other columns.I do not do so as a Freddie fan; far from being a fan, I do so respectful — as I should be — of the opinion of any fellow Guyanese, and aware that Freddie’s view would be informed by some scholarship; although in my view it is too often forced, selective and distorted, all in efforts to be critical of the PPP and the PPP/C.Freddie’s article on Jagdeo, in KN of Tuesday, January 23, is true to form. Morbidity would be a more apt description of Freddie than of the PPP, PPP/C, or former President and current Leader of the Opposition (LOP), Jagdeo, who provided the great opportunities for the transformation of Guyanese and Guyana for the better.In Freddie’s Column, paragraphs 2,3,4 and 5, as well as the fourth from the end, there are quotes from a recent press conference of the LOP, in which Jagdeo reiterates forcefully what has been the aspiration of the PPP (and the PPP/C) from its conception: a party that in its leadership reflects Guyana, so that us Guyanese, thrown together so recently, historically speaking, may see in the leadership of the party — whatever our race, religion, or region of Guyana from which we come — fellow citizens looking like ourselves, who could empathize with us.No doubt, there have been a number of instances when any number of PPP and PPP/C persons may have fallen below our high ideals of seeing and treating with each other primarily as Guyanese; but whoever questions the earnestness and persistence of the PPP in this regard should look to historical facts: the four founding members in 1943, composing the PAC (Political Affairs Committee) – Cheddi, Janet, Jocelyn Hubbard, Ashton Chase; the grabbing of the recently returned young lawyer L F S Burnham to be Chairman of the newly founded (in 1950) PPP; the formation in 1990 of the PPP/C when it appeared that there might be a return to fair and free elections, adding and combining new non-PPP persons (patriotic and not anti-PPP) with those who had stuck with Cheddi and the PPP during the years after 1964.I want to reiterate that whilst in office, we — PPP/C, including President Jagdeo — sought to do in the context of the time and resources available what was good for developing Guyanese and Guyana holistically. I can’t recall ever going through a list detailing that this programme is for Indians, this for Africans, this for Amerindians, and so on.As I have recalled on previous occasions, in 1994, we put aside the commitment of the then outgoing PNC to close the bauxite operations forthwith if profitability could not be found by the international manager. We read in the newspapers today about all the things our Coalition Government has to face in reforming our sugar sector.Well, we PPP/C and Jagdeo, faced all the same issues (about paying severance pay promptly, and reconciling and making good the workers’ saving scheme, statutory remittances to GRA and NIS, and so on). We did what we had to do without any fuss, as we were Government for all Guyanese and Guyana.Concerning the four specific examples given by Freddie of actions taken by the PPP/C under Jagdeo to seemingly alienate Afro-Guyanese, one who is not morbid would see them as possibly mistakes, though well intended; and well-intended they were: (i) whatever was in Roger Luncheon’s mind when he told the court that “no African Guyanese at the time was qualified to be a diplomat”, there must have been subsequent review, because soon thereafter, without notice and fanfare, a number of African Guyanese were appointed diplomats.(ii) The then Chairman of the ERC recalls endeavouring to gather data from many agencies of Government and private institutions to give an ethnic breakdown of their interactions with the public. The universal response was that there was not the practice of determining and recording the ethnicity of clients. It was thus indicated that a bigger project was necessary to obtain the useful information desired.(iii) Siting of the 1823 Monument at the seawall was appropriate, as the design evoked the uprising and struggle, and it could be readily erected at the seawall site. Siting at Parade Ground should, and probably would, have attracted considerations of other designs appropriate for that site, perhaps designs evoking the “torture, mutilations and executions” perpetrated at that site.(iv) I went to the trouble of obtaining and reading a copy of the letter referred to by Freddie, and it could only be considered “venomous” in the pain of its truth. Some persons see similar sentiments and concerns expressed by Freddie himself in his series entitled “Voodoo Political theory”. I, like Jagdeo and Ramotar, sense no case for sanctioning that lady.We, PPP/C, cannot hold out that we set out to do anything specific exclusively directed and intended for Afro-Guyanese, but we will hold out that Afro-Guyanese shared equitability in the growth and development that all of us Guyanese engaged ourselves in during the years of the PPP/C in office.We are not reluctant to acknowledge the actions of former President Desmond Hoyte which (re)opened roads to growth and development. I am not reluctant to argue that, subsequently, we have to largely thank Jagdeo as an exceedingly competent and practical economist and politician, as Finance Minister and then as President.It so happened that in the same issue of KN, in an article titled “Getting Help”, Peeping Tom remarks on how skillfully and successfully Bharrat Jagdeo had managed the effects of the world financial crisis of 2008.It would be informative and good to have listings for our citizens who were able to acquire their first vehicles and/or their first homes during the period 1992 to 2015, with the PPP/C and Jagdeo in office, to enter their names; and I would be ready to wager a big jill that it would be found that Afro-Guyanese have enjoyed a reasonably proportional improvement when compared to what Afro-Guyanese and all Guyanese had before 1992.Turning to the “poor Sam Hinds” in the last two paragraphs of the column, Freddie seemingly forgets the circumstances, the foregoing of the PPP and the unwritten covenants under which Cheddi and the PPP formed the Civic Component. Recall that when it looked like the anticipated 1990 election might be fair and free, not rigged, Cheddi Jagan, recognizing the estrangement and isolation that would have grown between our peoples post 1964, and sensing the need once more to pull our Guyanese people together, formed the PPP/C, seeking to bring into an extended leadership (and support base) any Guyanese who at that time was not hostile to, and was ready to work with, the historical PPP to rebuild and restore and take forward Guyana. It was obvious that, once again, Afro-Guyanese were particularly sought after by Cheddi and the PPP, even when they may have been at the heart of the PNC earlier.Jagdeo is carrying on along the long-held aspirations of the PPP and PPP/C.It was known at the time that Cheddi was seeking an Afro-Guyanese Civic member to be his running mate and Prime Ministerial candidate. Again, as was widely known, the then well-known economist Dr Clive Thomas headed his list, which was said to include other then known persons: Gordon Todd, Aubrey Armstrong, Maurice Odle, all known to, and respected by, Cheddi. It was when those (and perhaps others) could not, for various reasons, accept Cheddi’s offer that the name of then unknown but lucky Sam Hinds came on the table, and he has not been poorer for it. Sam Hinds was a novice to politics, he had no expectations of becoming President, and his stepping aside was him being true to the unwritten PPP/C covenant.A document presented by President Jagdeo about 2005, titled “Building Trust”, points to what all Guyanese (including Freddie) should be working towards.Yours truly,Samuel A. A. HindsFormer President and former Prime Ministerlast_img read more

Man takes former tenant to court for unpaid rent

first_imgA West Demerara man has settled a dispute with a former tenant against whom he had filed legal proceedings to recoup unpaid rent.Appearing at the Wales Magistrate’s Court on Thursday last, the former tenAttorney-at-Law Sase Gunraj, who represented the Virtual Complainant.ant,Chetram Singh, accepted that he owed rent to his former landlord Ramdyall Narine, as he had not paid for some time.Singh was ordered by the court to lodge $22,000 at the court clerk’s desk to be paid over to Narine. The defendant was also told that he had two months to ensure that the balance was paid over to Singh and was given November 23, 2017 as the last day to make the payment.Singh, who has since moved out of Narine’s premises, gave all assurances that he would pay over the balance through the office of Attorney-at-Law Sase Gunraj, who represented the Virtual Complainant.Meanwhile, Gunraj requested that court costs be paid to his client. However, this request was denied by the presiding Magistrate.last_img read more

‘Invest in Sakho!’ – Fans react to news Palace chairman will join Dragons’ Den

first_imgCrystal Palace chairman Steve Parish is to join entrepreneurial television show Dragons’ Den.The football club boss – a regular guest on talkSPORT – will be accompanied by former banker Jenny Campbell as the newcomers, replacing Nick Jenkins and Sarah Willingham in the series airing later this summer.Budding entrepreneurs will vie for their financial investment as well as potential support running their businesses.Parish said: “I’m thrilled to become a dragon and really excited to meet the entrepreneurs in this series, see what ideas they bring to the den and how I might be able to help them grow.”Fans have been reacting to the surprise news, with one fan even reading ‘Parish’ and ‘Den’ in the same sentence and thinking their chairman was taking over at south London rivals Millwall.See below… 1 Steve Parish: The Crystal Palace chief will join Dragons’ Den last_img read more

Going It Alone Deep Under the Ocean

first_imgSuccumbing to budgetary pressures, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has decided to pull out of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) when it expires in September 2013. The decision will leave the scientific ocean drilling programs of both Japan—the co-leader with the United States in the 26-nation IODP—and Europe to fend for themselves while the United States solicits contributions from former IODP countries to return its own drill ship to full-time operation. Fiscal strains had been building for several years. A doubling of NSF’s budget had not materialized, and even future budget increases are doubtful. The cost of fuel for the ship, the JOIDES Resolution, has skyrocketed, and cost overruns in the recent refurbishment of the ship are still being paid off. The proposed new arrangement would streamline the management of drilling, according to NSF officials, allowing new economies. Unspecified “new external sources of revenue” would also be generated. Last week’s announcement did not surprise Japanese drilling officials. They say they will look to the international community not so much for funding as intellectual input in planning and executing the scientific agenda of the far more capable Chikyu drill ship. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) This week’s issue of Science contains an exclusive report on why NSF took this surprising step, and what it means for the rest of the global scientific community.last_img read more

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first_img6 children among 13 burnt to death in Pak road accidentLahore, Feb 10 (PTI) At least 13 people, including six children, were charred to death today in an explosion caused by collision between a gas tanker and a speeding car near Nankana Sahib in Pakistans largest province of Punjab.The incident occurred in Manawala area of Sheikhupura when the car of an assistant sub-inspector and a constable collided with a liquefied petroleum gas tanker and caught fire.A rickshaw carrying 10 school children was also set ablaze while passing on the same road, rescue workers said, resulting in the death of six students.Shops in the surrounding area caught fire and pedestrians were sprayed with petroleum.”13 people including six children were killed and 20 suffered injuries,” rescue official Jam Sajjad said.Twelve people have been seriously injured and they were transferred to a nearby hospital.All the bodies have been burnt and some of them were burnt beyond recognition, rescue official Muhammad Azam said.Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has ordered probe into the incident and announced compensation for the victim families. PTI SH UZMlast_img read more

Airline Credit Cards for Every Kind of Traveler

first_imgFrom the Mint team: Mint may be compensated if you click on the links to our issuer partners’ offers that appear in this article, including Chase. Our partners do not endorse, review or approve the content. Any links to Mint… Full Story,From the Mint team: Mint may be compensated if you click on the links to our issuer partners’ offers that appear in this article, including Chase. Our partners do not endorse, review or approve the content. Any links to Mint… Full Story,From the Mint team: Mint may be compensated if you click on the links to our issuer partners’ offers that appear in this article, including Chase. Our partners do not endorse, review or approve the content. Any links to Mint… Full Story,There’s a specific conversation I frequently have with people around my age. As they get closer to middle adulthood and look back on everything they’ve learned about money, they start to wonder – why didn’t they teach us this stuff… Full Story,Depending on what you look for in a card, one of these may be a perfect fit your do-it-yourself projects. Follow along to learn more about these top five credit cards for DIYers. Full Story,In many ways, our credit determines our power as consumers. The strength of our credit profile and score enable us to rent an apartment, take out a car loan, and sign up for a cell phone number. Can you imagine… Full Story,Travel credit cards are available with a wide array of rewards, redemption options, fees, and bonuses. Weeding through so many general and branded travel rewards cards can be tough, so we picked out some favorites for a wide range of travel styles – so you can find the best travel credit card for your wallet.Full Story,Traveling abroad carries with it all sorts of potential credit issues. Some are just mildly annoying, but some can leave you stranded in Amsterdam, relying on the help of a broke friend you haven’t seen since high school. To avoid those issues and everything in between, here are some tips for using credit abroad. Full Story,The top reward credit cards cater to an array of desires. Whether you want to get cash back or earn miles and points toward free travel, the cards below are all a great place to get started.Full Story,From the Mint team: Mint may be compensated by some of the links that appear in this article, including Chase. Our partners do not endorse, review or approve the content. Any links to Mint Partners were added after the creation… Full Storylast_img read more

The Absolute Best Day to Ask for a Raise

first_imgSome people are fortunate enough to have jobs that allow them to negotiate a salary increase annually without extra effort on their part — the increase in salary might be automatic and might occur each year after the person’s performance review.The rest of us are stuck with the task of asking for a raise on our own.Asking your boss to pay you more can be nerve wracking, but it’s something you need to do if you want to move ahead in your career.Timing is EverythingThere’s a right time and a wrong time to ask for a raise.For example, you don’t want to ask for a salary boost after just a month or two on the job. But, if you’ve been with the same employer in the same position for a year or two, it’s time to negotiate a salary increase, especially if your position has evolved over those two years.It’s also time to ask for a raise if you have taken on more and greater responsibilities in your position.The next step is figuring out the best day to ask for a raise.Earlier in the week is better than on a Thursday or Friday, when everyone wants to go home for the weekend and when paperwork, including the document authorizing your pay increase, can get pushed to the side.Also, you may find that scheduling a meeting with your boss before lunch is better than waiting until after lunch.Make the meeting strictly about your raise. It’s not appropriate to bring up a salary increase during a meeting about your clients.Tell your boss the reason for the meeting in advance, so that he or she has time to think it over and doesn’t feel as though you are ambushing him.Another important timing consideration is to account for the health of your company. If business is lagging or your company recently announced that it will be laying people off, it won’t’ be the best day to ask for a raise for quite some time.Take the pulse of your company before you ask for a raise. Learn about its financial condition by checking earnings reports and other financial documents. These should be easy to find if the company is publicly traded.If the business is losing money, your boss won’t be inclined to bump up your pay.Ways to AskAlong with getting the timing right, the way you go about asking for a raise is critical. Any discussion you have about your salary should take place in person. Don’t ask for a raise over email or leave a voice message for your boss requesting a raise.Do some research into the typical salary for your job before you approach your boss.If you’ve been in the position for over a year, you want to make more than the typical entry-level salary for the job. You can find average salary information online or by checking with a professional organization.Highlight the reasons you believe you should receive a raise. Make your reasons legitimate and don’t ever threaten your employer or make snarky comments to him or her.For example, it’s never a good idea to argue that you do as much work or more than your boss and deserve a better salary. What you can state is that you’ve taken on more assignments or assumed a greater level of responsibility since you started.Be ready to provide concrete examples to your boss.Getting the Details RightAsking for a raise is in many ways about getting the tiny details right. For example, you want to make sure you talk to the proper person about your raise. Make an appointment with your immediate supervisor, not with the CEO of the company.You also want to be sure not to ask for too much. A good rule of thumb to follow is to ask for a 3 percent increase in your salary, as that is the typical cost-of-living increase.Any more than that and you risk coming across as overly eager, greedy, or completely clueless.Remember that nothing in business is personal. If you are having a rough time financially or are struggling to make ends meet, don’t bring that information into the meeting.Your boss will be willing to pay you more if he thinks you’re a great asset to the company. Your raise will have nothing to do with whether or not you can pay your bills.Kelly Anderson is a financial planner who blogs about financial advice you can use in your everyday life. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) RelatedHow to Negotiate Your Salary: A Guide for Recent GradsMarch 19, 2019In “Early Career”What is a Stipend: Everything You Need to KnowSeptember 5, 2019In “Financial IQ”3 Not-So-Secret Ways to Raise Your Credit Score (And 1 Bonus Tip to Help Keep It High)September 5, 2018In “Credit Info” Post navigationlast_img read more

@Mint Twitter Chat: Money 411

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